About the Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences


Welcome to the official website of the Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences, a learned body dedicated to the advancement of the forensic sciences. Founded in 1967 by the late Oscar Schmalzbach, the Academy is unique in bringing together persons of professional standing from the legal, medical and scientific professions whom have contributed to the advancement or practice of forensic science.

Membership is by invitation, however we encourage professional persons with an interest in becoming a member to make contact if they do not personally know a member through which we may facilitate consideration of membership. The Academy currently holds four meetings a year in Sydney and meetings are also held in Melbourne and Canberra. The Academy also promotes research and publishes the Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences.

Upcoming Events

NSW Plenary Session

May 19, 2021

Wednesday 19th May, 2021 – AAFS Dinner and Plenary Speaker: Dr Adrian De Grazia  Dark to clear web and illicit drugs to pharmaceuticals – How are we ensuring the safety of the public, ...

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VIC Plenary Session

May 27, 2021

 Thursday 27th May, 2021 – Victorian Chapter Plenary Speaker Details to be announced soon! Please check for updates shortly.

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ACT Plenary Session

June 3, 2021

 2021 – Australian Capital Territory Chapter Plenary Speaker: Mr Andrew Fraser Justice Diminished? The Fall of the Fourth Estate In an address entitled, “Justice Diminished? The Fall of th...

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